Viacheslav MOROZOV

University of Tartu

Viacheslav Morozov

Viacheslav Morozov is Professor of EU-Russia Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. He chairs the Council of the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) and the Programme Committee of the Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies. Before moving to Estonia in 2010, he had taught for 13 years at the St. Petersburg State University in Russia. Professor Morozov works on issues of Russian national identity and foreign policy. His book Russia and the Others: Identity and Boundaries of a Political Community (Moscow: NLO Books, 2009) introduces neo-Gramscian theory of hegemony to Russian identity studies. His more recent research aims to reveal how Russia’s political and social development has been conditioned by the country’s position in the international system. This approach has been laid out in his most recent monograph Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World (Palgrave, 2015). Professor Morozov is a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), based at George Washington University. In 2007–2010, he was a member of the Executive Council of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA).

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Recent publications

Morozov, V. ‘Uneven worlds of hegemony: towards a discursive ontology of societal multiplicity’, International Relations, 2021.

Morozov, V., ‘The Normative Deadlock in EU–Russia Relations: Hegemony without Influence’, in The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations: Structures, Actors, Issues, ed. by T. Romanova, M. David (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2021), pp. 48–57.

Morozov, V., and E. Pavlova, ‘Popular Culture and Authoritarianism in Russia: A Study of Common Sense Through the Prism of Women’s Fiction’, Europe-Asia Studies, 73(2), 2021, 318−339.

Leek, M., and V. Morozov, “Identity beyond Othering: Crisis and the Politics of Decision in the EU’s Involvement in Libya”, International Theory , 1–31, published online in January 2018, doi: 10.1017/S1752971917000148.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Global (Post) Structural Conditions,” in Andrei P. Tsygankov, ed., Routlegde Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy (Routledge, forthcoming 2018).

Viacheslav Morozov, “Identity and Hegemony in EU-Russia relations: Making Sense of the Asymmetrical Entanglement,” in Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, eds, EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (Routledge 2018): 30−49.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Russian Society and the Conflict in Ukraine: Masses, Elites and National Identity,” in A. Pikulicka-Wilczewska, ed., Migration and the Ukraine Crisis (E-International Relations 2017): 116−128.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Organic Tradition or Imperial Glory? Contradictions and Continuity of Russian Identity Politics,” Russian Analytical Digest 198 (2017): 6−9.

Viacheslav Morozov and Elena Pavlova, “Indigeneity and Subaltern Subjectivity in Decolonial Discourses: A Comparative Study of Bolivia and Russia,” Journal of International Relations and Development (2016): 1−28. doi: 10.1057/s41268-016-0076-7.

Viacheslav Morozov, “What Is the Meaning of “National” in the Russian Debate about the National Interest?PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 414 (January 2016).

Viacheslav Morozov, Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).

Viacheslav Morozov, “Aimed for the Better, Ended Up with the Worst: Russia and International Order,” Journal of Baltic Security 1:1 (2015): 26−36.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Kazakhstan and the “Russian World”: Is a New Intervention on the Horizon?PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 364 (June 2015).

Viacheslav Morozov, “Nature Abhors a Vacuum: What Can a Future Russia-West Settlement Rely On?Russia in Global Affairs 3 (2014).

Viacheslav Morozov, ed., Decentering the West: The Idea of Democracy and the Struggle for Hegemony (Ashgate 2013).

Andrey Makarychev and Viacheslav Morozov, “Is “Non-Western Theory” Possible? The Idea of Multipolarity and the Trap of Epistemological Relativism in Russian IR,” International Studies Review 15:3 (2013): 328–350.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Subaltern Empire? Toward a Postcolonial Approach to Russian Foreign Policy,” Problems of Post-Communism 60:6 (2013): 16–28.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Nationalization of the Elites” and its Impact on Russian Foreign Policy,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 251 (June 2013).

Viacheslav Morozov and Bahar Rumelili, “The External Constitution of European Identity: Russia and Turkey as Europe-Makers,” Cooperation and Conflict 47:1 (2012): 28–48.

Viacheslav Morozov, “Russia in/and Europe: Identities and Boundaries,” in Reinhard Krumm,‎ Sergei Medvedev and Hans-Henning Schröder, eds, Constructing Identities in Europe: German and Russian PerspectivesThe Passive Majority in Russian Politics: Can Quality Beat Quantity?” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 212 (September 2012).

Viacheslav Morozov, “Of Jackals and Hamsters: Dividing Lines in Russian Politics and the Prospects for Democratization,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo 193 (June 2012).